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McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15

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March 1991
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The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 is a single-aisle short to medium jet airliner. It was a two engined partner for the DC-8 programme, and a smaller rival for the Boeing 727. It is known for its long life and reliability, many of the youngest are still active.

The DC9-15 was an early, short version of the type. It was an upgrade of the series 10 version, with more fuel and upgraded weights.

Summary data for McDonnell Douglas DC-9 15
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA196580342n/a - 90


2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D (16000 - 20000 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses the JT9D-7 engine


Dimensions for McDonnell Douglas DC-9 15
Length104 ft. 5 in.
Wing Span89 ft. 5 in.
Height27 ft. 5 in.
Empty Weight50,000 lbs.
Max Weight90,700 lbs.


Performance of McDonnell Douglas DC-9 15
Max Speed488 kts
Cruise Speed450 kts
Ceiling34,000 ft.
Normal Range1,000nm
Max Range1,265nm

Updated 3rd December 2008

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